|amsonia March 31, 2012|
|same amsonia March 31, 2013|
But, even without the gardeners in the garden, the gardens have been waking up. All around us are the signs that March this year was indeed a Spring month.
And the blooms that are coming are lasting longer due to the cool weather. Daffodils that bloomed almost 3 weeks ago are still standing pretty in the garden.
And so now April is here and we see all around us what's been happening during the past month. New growth, the swelling of buds, the unfurling of leaves, the rise of stems, pushing upward.
emerge from dormancy!
Many hostas here are in
pots to protect them
from the voles.
slowly through the yard, looking for signs of Spring.
|hardy stocking fern|
|solomon's seal (Variegatum Polygonatum...)|
|grape hyacinths (muscari ameriacum)|
|bridal wreath spirea (Spiraea prunifolia)|
In reading garden blogs from other areas, I realize, in comparison to many, I shouldn't disparage the weather this time of year. But we in the mid-South have come to expect certain things. That's why we live here. Can I hear an "AMEN"?